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Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with three engineering programs for Dallas area students at the middle school, high school, and college level.

Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with three engineering programs for Dallas area students at the middle school, high school, and college level Feb. 18-20.  The Museum's event, located at 6911 Lemmon Ave., is sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation. Visit: http://www.flightmuseum.com/event/engineers-week/.

The programs are FREE for all school groups. Teachers may schedule their classes for these presentations by contacting the Museum’s Education Department at (214) 350-3600, ext. 229 or at welch@flightmuseum.com.

Individual visitors are welcome to attend any of these engaging and interactive sessions (free with regular admission).

Tuesday, February 18

10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 1:00 pm

The United States Navy: Engineering Aspects of the Lockheed P-3C “Orion”

U.S. Navy Crew members who fly this sophisticated weapons system discuss the engineering behind the turboprop engines and other systems of this complex four-engine aircraft.

Wednesday, February 19

10:00 am and 11:15 am

The D/FW International Airport Fire Training and Research Center: Aircraft Rescue Firefighting and Structural Training

Members of the airport’s elite firefighting unit describe the engineering, technology, tactical planning and training behind the vehicles, equipment and

personnel utilized in responding to airport emergency situations. A crash unit from the City of Dallas Aviation Department will be on site.

DEMONSTRATION:

A disaster preparedness exercise with units from both D/FW International Airport and Love Field is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Museum’s west side parking area. The public will be able to view the exercise but must remain behind established barriers.

Thursday, February 20

10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 1:00 pm

Former CIA Photoreconnaissance analyst Glenn Farmer: The Technology of High-Altitude Photoreconnaissance and the U-2 Spy Plane

Museum Volunteer Glenn Farmer explains the technology behind the aircraft and cameras employed in high-altitude photographic reconnaissance, using actual images taken by Lockheed U-2 pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

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